parotid gland


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parotid gland

a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear

parotid gland

[pə′räd·əd ′gland]
(anatomy)
The salivary gland in front of and below the external ear; the largest salivary gland in humans; a compound racemose serous gland that communicates with the mouth by Steno's duct.
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Experiences with vascular abnormalities about the parotid gland and upper neck.
3) Sialoblastomas are rare, locally aggressive perinatal or congenital salivary gland tumours that occur predominantly in the parotid gland (3) and were initially classified as benign.
It was my own (thankfully benign) parotid gland tumor that convinced me to delve more deeply into the research on electropollution.
2) No parotid gland incidence figures are available.
There may be discharge of muco-purulent saliva through the duct upon compression of the parotid gland and often the salivary secretion is reduced [Geterud, et al.
These are the parotid glands -- just below and in front of the ears; two submandibular glands under the floor of the mouth ( they drain saliva up into the floor of the mouth), and the sublingual glands just beneath the tongue.
He had fevers spiking to >38[degrees]C, and newly palpable lymph nodes were evident in the right axilla and over the left parotid gland.
Sjogren syndrome is a chronic autoimmune condition characterized by exocrine gland dysfunction that presents with a variety of clinical symptoms, including keratoconjunctivitis sicca, xerostomia, and salivary gland swelling typically involving the parotid gland.
Sufferers should drink plenty of water but avoid fruit juice, which can stimulate the parotid gland and make saliva - which in turn can be painful.
The seven patients in the CYC202 Phase I study reported with stable disease included patients with adenocarcinoma, adrenal, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, parotid gland and thymus cancers.
The study focused on tumors of the parotid gland, a major salivary gland located in the cheek and directly in the path of many dental X-rays.